Measurement and Errors Lab

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Amanda Runey PHY111 Segvich 22 January 2008 Measurements and Errors Lab Introduction Measurements are made all the time, but each time there is a certain amount of error. Error is unavoidable; however there are ways to have less error than others. This lab sought to discover ways to lesson the amount of error made during measurement taking. Methods / Procedures For the first half of the experiment, we chose a health card as our measuring device. We then measured the top of our lab table using the longest side of the card. We measured the length, width, depth, area, and volume of the table top. Then we used a meter stick and measured the same measurements in centimeters. After we measured the health card with the meter stick and converted our original card lengths into centimeters. Finally we calculated our percent error between the ruler value and our card length value. For the second half of the experiment, one partner held the meter stick at 0 cm and then dropped it while the other partner caught it between their fingers after it was dropped. The first set the person dropping it said, “Go”, and the person catching was
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